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Analytical Chemical Methods and Instrumentation

Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel

in Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134147
eISBN:
9781400839100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134147.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a background on the important role technology has played in the study of chemical biomarkers, and the many advances in the field that have resulted from the development of new ... More


Identifying the Origins of Decapitated Male Skeletons from 3 Driffield Terrace, York, Through Isotope Analysis: Reflections of the Cosmopolitan Nature of Roman York in the Time of Caracalla

Janet Montgomery and Christopher J. Knüsel

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Excavations on the Mount, York (UK), revealed part of a large Roman period cemetery containing the remains of 80 individuals, 48 of whom had been decapitated from behind, and their heads placed in ... More


Identifying Archaeological Human Migration Using Biogeochemistry: Case Studies from the South-Central Andes

Kelly J. Knudson

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Using biogeochemistry, archaeologists and bioarchaeologists can identify residential mobility and migration in migratory individuals themselves, rather than using proxies such as artifact ... More


Dietary Histories: Tracing Food Consumption Practices from Childhood through Adulthood Using Stable Isotope Analysis

Melanie J. Miller, Sabrina C. Agarwal, and Carl H. Langebaek

in Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056807
eISBN:
9780813053653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056807.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Chapter 8 reviews some of the stable isotope analysis studies of human skeletal remains that have taken a life course approach to understand childhood dietary practices in relation to adult dietary ... More


Biographical Bodies: Flesh and Food at Çatalhöyük

Jessica Pearson and Lynn Meskell

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The authors attempt a reconciliation of apparently disparate evidence types relating to the body at Çatalhöyük, Turkey (7400–6000 cal BC): palaeodietary reconstruction through stable carbon and ... More


Life and Death of a Mother and Child in Nineteenth-Century Ontario, Canada

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of a young mother and infant pair from the Harvie Cemetery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Stable isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen along with ... More


The Complex Relationship between Tiwanaku Mortuary Identity and Geographic Origin in the South Central Andes

KELLY J. KNUDSON and CHRISTOPHER M. STOJANOWSKI

in Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036786
eISBN:
9780813041865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036786.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Political integration and expansion in archaeological states and empires uniquely affected incorporated peoples, who often created and manipulated social, political, and religious identities in ... More


Wari Community Organization: Demography, Migration, and Mortuary Treatment

Tiffiny A. Tung

in Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037677
eISBN:
9780813042183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037677.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the age-at-death and sex distributions at all three sites, and the strontium isotope and ancient mtDNA data from Conchopata. Those demographic data are used to reconstruct the ... More


Biocultural Influences of Total versus Exclusive Breastfeeding: Stable Isotope Evidence of European and Asian Trends for the Last 10,000 Years

Jessica Pearson

in Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056807
eISBN:
9780813053653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056807.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

In chapter 2, Pearson uses stable isotope data from Europe and Asia to construct breastfeeding and weaning trends of the past 10,000 years. Human breastfeeding is a complex process that is ... More


Cultural Embodiment and the Enigmatic Identity of the Lovers from Lamanai

KELLY J. KNUDSON and CHRISTOPHER M. STOJANOWSKI

in Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036786
eISBN:
9780813041865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036786.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The ancient Maya ceremonial center of Lamanai was the site of one of the longest occupations in the history of the Maya lowlands. Artifactual evidence suggests that, during the Classic period, it was ... More


Vulcan: Skilled Village Craftsman of Ban Chiang, Thailand

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of a middle-aged man from Ban Chiang, Thailand (1700-900 B.C.). Carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis from bone apatite and oxygen, carbon and strontium ... More


In Search of Markets and Fields: Soil Chemical Investigations at Motul de San José

Daniel A. Bair and Richard E. Terry

in Motul de San José: Politics, History, and Economy in a Classic Maya Polity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041902
eISBN:
9780813043425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041902.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

New methods in geochemical soil analyses have been applied to archaeology and have successfully been used to provide evidence on activity areas and agricultural use of the land. This chapter by ... More


From Local Supply to Long-Distance Trade Networks: Fingerprinting Early Medieval Silver

Guillaume Sarah

in Silver, Butter, Cloth: Monetary and Social Economies in the Viking Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198827986
eISBN:
9780191866678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827986.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter introduces the third theme of the volume: the sources of Viking wealth. It presents a theoretical and methodological framework for ‘fingerprinting’ early medieval silver by archaeometric ... More


Stable Carbon Isotope Evidence of Ancient Maize Cultivation on the Soils of Motul de San José

Elizabeth A. Webb and Henry P. Schwarcz

in Motul de San José: Politics, History, and Economy in a Classic Maya Polity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041902
eISBN:
9780813043425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041902.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The ancient Maya of Motul de San José were supported by the development of an agricultural system that produced maize in addition to other fruits and vegetables. Agricultural residues from the maize ... More


Diet and nutrition

Jessica M. Rothman, Erin R. Vogel, and Scott A. Blumenthal

in Primate Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199659449
eISBN:
9780191774775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659449.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Primate diets contain a diversity of foods, including fruits, leaves, invertebrates, seeds, gums, lichens, bark, roots, and in some cases other vertebrates. Assessing dietary properties is important ... More


Provenancing Viking Age Silver: Methodological and Theoretical Considerations and a Case Study

Stephen Merkel

in Silver, Butter, Cloth: Monetary and Social Economies in the Viking Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198827986
eISBN:
9780191866678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827986.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter investigates the changing sources of silver during the tenth century at Hedeby, an important Viking Age trading centre and mint situated between the economies of the Baltic and North ... More


Connectivity and Conservation

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the relevance of avian migrant “connectivity” to conservation efforts. “Connectivity” refers to “the degree to which individuals of populations are geographically arranged ... More


The Coarse-Pounded Corn People

Martin D. Gallivan and Victor D. Thompson

in The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062860
eISBN:
9780813051819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062860.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 5 focuses on archaeological investigations along the Chickahominy River and a history of residential settlements, subsistence practices, and burial grounds during the Middle to Late Woodland ... More


Technologies of Failure, Bodies of Resistance: Science, Technology, and the Mechanics of Materializing Marked Bodies

Josef Barla

in Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Asking for technology and the body at the same time almost inevitably evokes the question of what kinds of connections extend between the two. But what if it is not so much a question of connections ... More


Recycling and Roman Silver Coinage

Matthew J. Ponting

in Recycling and Reuse in the Roman Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198860846
eISBN:
9780191892912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860846.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

One of the great advantages of non-ferrous metals over most other materials, with the exception of glass, is the fact that artefacts that are broken or otherwise no longer of use can be melted down ... More


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